Friday winners of Best Technical Papers awards presented at HydroVision International 2016

Several more Technical Paper of the Year awards were presented on Friday at HydroVision International 2016 this week in Minneapolis, Minn.

These awards are given to the strongest technical papers presented over the three days of the conference program. The winners were chosen by the HydroVision International 2016 technical papers committee. Committee members reviewed all technical papers presentations received in five categories: Environmental & Social, Equipment & Technology, Market Trends & Strategies, Project Management & Operations, and Water Management & Movement

Awards were announced for the first, second and third place winners in each of these categories and the winners of this award are being presented with plaques and certificates at the event.

Today’s winners are:

First Place, Equipment and Technology

Generator Phase Reversal, A Cost Effective Way to Extend the Life of Your Stator Winding by Nicolas Dehlinger, Edson Alves and Carl Messier, GE Renewable Energy

First Place, Water Management and Operations

Generation Optimization for Linked Riverine Reservoir Systems with Constraints on Water Quality by Amelia Shaw, Gene LeBoeuf and Heather Smith Sawyer, Vanderbilt University; Mark McDonald, Lipscomb University

First Place, Environmental and Social

Managing Flow Ramping Operations at Run-of-River Hydroelectric Projects by Adam Lewis, Ecofish Research Ltd.

First Place, Project Management and Operations

Public Safety and Security around Dams not Mutually Exclusive by Frank Calcagno, Jr., William Foos and Paul Schweiger, Gannett Fleming

Second Place, Water Management and Operations

Assessing the Effectiveness of Glen Canyon Dam Reoperation: Evidence from Dynamic Systems Theory by Michelle Hummel and Slawomir Hermanowicz, University of California, Berkeley

Third Place, Environmental and Social

A Numerical Model to Assess Dam Operations to Minimize Downstream Temperature by Marcela Politano, The University of Iowa; Ryan Laughery, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Third Place, Water Management and Operations

Role of Advanced Power System Modeling in Strategic Studies at BPA by Eric Nielsen and Bruce Glabau, Bonneville Power Administration; Francois Welt, Hatch

For more on HydroVision International, which will be held in Denver in 2017, visit

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